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War and Forgiveness in 2020

"An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind." --- Mahatma Gandhi Part II of the V Part Series: Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Acceptance and Peace in 2020 There's the forgiveness that never forgets. There’s the forgiveness that never remembers. And then, there’s the forgiveness practiced for its own sake.  Unless we daily and individually practice this forgiveness for itself alone, all that will remain are the ashes of a world in flames and the blood of innocents. When you arrive at the ripe age of 71.9 years (I count womb time), as will happen to me this Friday, you think a lot about forgiveness. My mother had three children each by a different sire. She never forgave my older brother’s father for abandoning her literally pregnant on the church steps. She kept this hidden ‘unforgivable’ from my brother and me until her death gave us access to her letters and papers. This unforgiving dominated her character and our colored our chil